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Necroscope: Harry and the Pirates: and Other Tales from the Lost Years (Necroscope)

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Harry Keogh, the first Necroscope, is arguably Brian Lumley's greatest creation. In the Necroscope series, readers saw Harry learn to use his powers to talk with the dead and travel instantaneously to any point in space and time. They saw him take arms against the evil, twisted, metamorphic alien vampires who sought to feed off humans and enslave mankind. They saw him suff ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Tor Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really nice collection, and the title story was excellent.
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Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth Necroscope book I've read, and in all the vampire and werewolf stories I always assumed Lumley had a stash of stories about other supernatural evils that Harry battles against. Glad I was right.

Really enjoyed this book. The first story, "For The Dead Travel Slowly," was my favorite. Seeing Jimmy Collins again was fun, and reminiscing about them taking down that bully Stanley Green. I felt the tone of this story was much closer to the first Necroscope book. At first I assumed t
Orrin Grey
I've been a big fan of Brian Lumley since about forever. I think his Necroscope novels were probably my introduction to the paranormal investigator subgenre, and while I've not read anywhere near the whole series, every now and then it's fun to dip my toes back in with his novella collections and the like.

Harry and the Pirates is nowhere near top-drawer Lumley, but it's decent enough fun for fans. It's comprised of two novellas and a vignette, all of which feature Harry Keogh. The novellas are b
Yagiz Erkan
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read in the Necroscope series but it certainly won't be the last. I loved most of the stories. The stories are about Harry Keogh who has the ability to talk to the dead and feel their presence (even non-human ones). The author's style is very pleasant and fluent. The stories are well constructed.

Something that I really appreciated was that the stories weren't too short. There are 4 major stories in the book with only 2 very short ones. The genre is somewhere between u
Kurt Criscione
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New Lumley is rarer and rarer since his retirement. In this volume he gives us a set of tales that happens during the "Lost Years". If you are a Lumley Completelist like myself its a good buy, otherwise the newer reader is better served reading the main books of the series.
Nov 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One word = teaser
Sami Koskinen
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Necroscope fans
There were some moments, but not essential in any way. Mainly Harry doing cthulhu-like investigations around and talking to lot of dead people.
Guy Ferguson
Not Lumley's best work to date. A few short stories.
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Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copie ...more
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Necroscope (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Necroscope (Necroscope, #1)
  • Vamphyri! (Necroscope, #2)
  • The Source (Necroscope, #3)
  • Necroscope IV: Deadspeak (Necroscope, #4)
  • Necroscope V: Deadspawn (Necroscope, #5)
  • Vampire World I: Blood Brothers (Necroscope, #6)
  • The Last Aerie (Nekroscope, #7)
  • Vampire World III: Bloodwars (Necroscope, #8)
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  • Necroscope: Resurgence, The Lost Years Volume II (Necroscope, #10)